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Offseason Rundown

Just to lay it out simply, here are the issues the Phils face this offseason:


  • Pat Burrell could re-sign for two or three years. If not, the Phils will look to replace him with a right-handed bat on a two-year deal.
  • Shane Victorino faces arbitration, and is a longterm deal candidate.
  • Jayson Werth faces arbitration.

Starting Pitchers

  • Jamie Moyer might re-sign for a year or two. Still, the Phils might choose to add another back-end starter for cheap.
  • Cole Hamels faces an arbitration year. He could be offered a longterm contract.
  • Joe Blanton faces arbitration.


  • A right-handed bench bat may be sought for cheap.
  • Ryan Howard is arbitration-eligble again, and should receive a raise from the $10M he collected in 2008.
  • Greg Dobbs is arbitration-eligble.
  • Eric Bruntlett is also arbitration-eligible.

Relief Pitchers

  • The Phils could and should grab a player or two for insurance.
  • Scott Eyre is a potential free agent, but expressed interest to stay for another year.
  • Rudy Seanez has filed for free agency.
  • Chad Durbin faces arbitration.
  • Ryan Madson is arbitration-eligible. He could expect a contract.
  • Clay Condrey is arbitration-eligible.


  • Neither Carlos Ruiz nor Chris Coste are facing arbitration.

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